The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity
The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s—a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy—and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well. That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a while had seemed beyond reach is what ultimately happens in The Eden Express. But the real story here is that throughout his harrowing experience his sense of humor let him see the humanity of what he was going through, and his gift of language let him describe it in such a moving way that others could begin to imagine both its utter ordinariness as well as the madness we all share.
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Review: The Eden Express: A Memoir of InsanityUser Review - Bre - Goodreads
A rare journey in the mind of a person experiencing a psychotic break. Originally diagnosed and treated for Schizophrenia, Mark now recognizes his diagnosis as Bipolar Disorder (formerly manic ... Read full review
Review: The Eden Express: A Memoir of InsanityUser Review - Akito - Goodreads
Most stories about mental illness treat the subject from afar, -as if to keep the observer from getting lost in the ramblings of the insane- but this book does the contrary; it brings you deep inside ... Read full review